community game update

RFU Community Game Update – 31st August 2021

Return to Rugby

We hope you’re all looking forward to the new season, with all formats of rugby back after 18 months.

Best of luck to any club competing in their first league match this weekend and we hope all players, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators enjoy being back together across the country.

Click below to take you to further detail on each story and please share content with your clubs, coaches, players and volunteers.

1. Rugby’s back! Pitch Up campaign video
New video coming this Wednesday on England Rugby’s social channels and a reminder of assets and activation guide to help clubs prepare for Pitch Up.
2. Covid-19 Management Guide
An update to what clubs will need heading into the new season with an updated guide and player welfare resources.
3. GMS TaskForce and Data Tidy up
A GMS TaskForce has been set up to focus on club feedback on GMS, resolving issues and looking at the user experience. Plus a reminder of the Data Tidy up postponement.
4. Electronic Match Cards and Team Management
An update has been made to the Team Management Module within the Game Management System (GMS) which will influence your club’s line-ups on Electronic Match Card (EMC).
5. Age Grade rugby returns
Age Grade rugby returns this weekend after a disrupted two seasons. A reminder of all the Age Grade Changes can be found here as well as Age Grade Affiliation.
6. Rugby Leader Network
We are looking for the Rugby Leaders of the future. A programme designed to connect, exchange ideas and develop clubs to be fit for the future.
7. News Round-Up: The Touch Union Facebook Group and Vaccination reminder
A new Facebook group for The Touch Union has been created to help members with questions and information on the new non-contact format. A reminder that all those over 16 can now get Covid vaccinations.
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